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Cormar goes waste free

cormarrecyclingAfter two years of investment Cormar Carpets has eliminated manufactured waste to landfill.

Under its 3Rs initiative (Reduce, Re-use and Recycle), the company has seen a 50% reduction in production waste at its Brookhouse Mill and Holme Mill manufacturing sites, including edge trims and joins; a 90% reduction in carpet fault waste produced during manufacturing, 100% re-use or recycling of cardboard, plastic and metal tubes and new ways to recycle or re-use traditionally difficult waste materials.

The company's most recent investment is a baling press Brookhouse to compact the backing plant's waste carpet edge trim and sewings ready for collection by a third party.

'We don't plan to stop here. We take environmental issues seriously and although this is a fantastic achievement, we have several ongoing projects with further capital investment in new technology planned. The aim is to enable Cormar to stay well ahead of the fast changing landscape of environmental responsibilities for UK companies,' says Robert Barker, Cormar finance director.

Cormar is a founding member of Carpet Recycling UK.